Looking Back. Moving Forward.
It’s been 130 years since we first opened our doors and we’ve been growing, thriving and helping to build business ever since. As we envision our bright future, we also identify some defining moments in Columbus Chamber history. Take a look back with us.
|1884||Founded as the Columbus Board of Trade|
|1910||Changed name to the Columbus Chamber of Commerce|
|1956||Changed name to Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce|
|1994||Changed name to Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce|
|2004||Changed name to Columbus Chamber|
|1915||Helped establish Columbus Chapter, American Red Cross|
|1927||Participated in campaign to develop modern airport|
|1941-44||Assisted in the war effort, including helping local industries to get into war production; campaigned for the Red Cross, War Bond, War Chest, Blood Donor, and Victory Garden programs; and worked with U.S.O.|
|1973||Led the creation of the Greater Columbus Arts Council|
|1991||Creation of the Greater Columbus Inland Port|
|2007||Creation of the Columbus Region Logistics Council|
|2010||Launch of the Columbus 2020 regional economic development initiative|
Looking for more information on Columbus and Ohio history?
Visit these great resources:
- Columbus History Connection
- Columbus Landmarks
- Ohio Historical Society
- Ohio History for Kids
- Ohio Statehouse
- Ohio State Government